$720,000 Ghostzapper Filly Takes Flight in Santa Anita Stake

05.14.2017 -

Faypien, a three-year-old daughter of Ghostzapper, overtook the pacesetters at the top of the stretch and held off a Grade 1-winning stablemate to capture the Angel’s Flight S. at Santa Anita.

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A late-running third behind eventual Santa Anita Oaks (G1) heroine Paradise Woods on debut March 11, the $720,000 OBS April buy graduated by open lengths next out Apr. 23 and took a late punch to be the second wagering choice in her stakes debut.

Off a half-step slowly, Faypien settled in the second flight from fifth behind a :22.09 quarter. Creeping closer at the seven-sixteenths pole, she swept to the fore in hand at the top of the lane and went clear by midstretch. Her Bob Baffert-trained stablemate Noted and Quoted, winner of last season's Grade 1 Chandelier Stakes found daylight at the eighth pole and came calling after the leader, but Faypien had enough to hang on by a long neck.

-edited from www.thoroughbreddailynews.com

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